Uber CEO sees commercialization of flying taxis within a decade

Uber CEO said it expects flying vehicles to eventually become an affordable method of mass transportation within a decade. Dara Khosrowshahi said that Uber and Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter are working to launch an air taxi service in Dallas-Fort Worth. 

The company had previously introduced its plans for an air-taxi service in 2016 as part of white paper detailing the company’s vision for the commercialization of mass air transit. The plan relies on the development of smaller, electric helicopter-style vehicles that can be used to transport riders from the suburbs into cities, or as a way to avoid city congestion altogether. Such plans would still need authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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The quesion is: what will the engines be powered with?

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Most people don't even seem to know how to drive their terrestrial cars safely and they are talking about Uber modular moon bases

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In all fairness, Hooters had an airline also

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Technically it can be done. Logistics supporting it will doom it. When cost climb above current trip price who will use it? Who insures it? Who will drive it...Can't imagine person finishing shift in Taco Bell and flying helicopter 

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1 minute ago, 李伟王芳 said:

Technically it can be done. Logistics supporting it will doom it. When cost climb above current trip price who will use it? Who insures it? Who will drive it...Can't imagine person finishing shift in Taco Bell and flying helicopter 

How do you regulate air travel with thousands of taxis. Seems to me that it would be cheaper to fly Delta

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what about the infrastructure for this? sure, it's airborne, but it can't be an airborne free-for-all.

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In 1930's we were promised personal jet packs. Once we get those we'll talk air taxis.

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2 minutes ago, Meanwhile said:

In 1930's we were promised personal jet packs. Once we get those we'll talk air taxis.

I have some good news for you....

https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/personal-jetpack/ 

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Good to know. Not sure I have the time to get suited up for it whenever I need a taxi, but very cool nonetheless...

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yeah, Tesla can't even roll out the Model 3, are we really talking about flying taxis?

 

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Talk doesn't cost anything, let them dream and share their dreams. It's fun. or not, since I imagined the current jams growing along more than one plane. Pun unintended. No, thanks.

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